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bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when shall k
in the boston bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finis
is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been o
in the hospital. the mother of the 11-year-old aaron hern says he has opened his eyes and communicating with head nods. he was in boston to watch his mom cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. his leg was hit by shrapnel and support for aaron hern is growing with mountain mike's pizza in martinez will donate 30 percent of the sales through sunday to help the family. if you would like to show your support for aaron hern you can by sharing this "get well soon badge" on facebook getting the back by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break out at 10:00 at the youth guidance center. officers searched throughout the night. they have not released any information on the escape or the inmate now loose. >> all lanes are clear now on highway 101 thr
the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the day and this hits so close to home. >> they are great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place in the past few days. everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> the grandmother seas they will be in boston for at least another week as he remains hospitalized and recovers. they are grateful for the overwhelming support back home in martinez. mountain mike's pizza will donate 3 percen
, it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for an 11-year-old aaron herned government is no different starting this morning, mountain mike pizza will raise money to help the family with expenses. last night a fundraiser raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner at $5 a plate. the owners' grasped -- grandchildren go do school with aaron hern. slap them from the blast tore into his thigh. he is in children's hospital in boston. friends and family and total strangers wanted to help and they did. >> i talk on facebook about the sandwich special and this hit so close to home. >> we appreciate our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place here in the past few days and everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> his grandmother says the family will be in boston at least for another week and will undergo surgery again today. he is responding to doctors and his family. mom and dad say they are completely overwhelmed by the support back home, 30 percent of all pizzas today will go to aaron hern's family. today through sunday, if you want to come
in hospitals. >> aaron hern of martinez is one of three children still in the hospital recovering from the bombings. ktvu's patti lee is live in boston where the first lady met with -- lady met with aaron hern and his family today. >> reporter: aaron hern was one of three children who met with michelle obama today. we got a picture. here it is. you can see aaron hern just had surgery yesterday. he is recovering well and his mother reports that he should be out of the icu as early as tomorrow. tonight you could see many people have come here. those of them not lucky enough to meet with the first family came here to pay tribute. >> boston marathon sign flies over the memorial where thousands of people are coming to pay their respects. >> there has to be something to remind us that we are americans. and all one people. the gathering place was the church of the holagaroses -- cathedral of the holy cross where president obama paid tribute to the victims. >> so beautiful that everyone has come together as a community, as a nation and the world. >> reporter: they waited for hours along with t
and how the city is pulling together. >> reporter: surgeons here worked on aaron hern were two hours to repair a severe gash on his thigh, and tonight his family is hopeful they'll be able to return to california soon. around 1:00 this afternoon, a young boy left flowers near the finish line of the boston marathon. around the same time today, 11- year-old aaron hern from martinez hit by shrapnel had his second surgery. his family tells us it was successful. kara is rooting for aaron's full recovery. >> i didn't know that boy or his family, but the fact that he's from where i live, it's unfortunate. >> reporter: the martinez native says the tragedy of the marathon is connecting strangers in an unexpected way. >> i was going to play some patriotic music. >> reporter: this afternoon, crowds gathered at the federal courthouse in boston, after news spread that a suspect would be taken there. >> they were saying they had the suspects in custody. they would bring them in. now they're saying they're not. >> reporter: we called the fbi and the boston police to confirm if a suspect had been ar
: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they are trying to raise money where aaron is a 6th grader. >> it is a little unsettling because it is not every day you hear about somebody you kind of though or have seen around school and they are in the hospital and in surgery. >> aaron remains sedated in intensive care. he is scheduled to have surgery again tomorrow. his family will probably be in boston for at least another week. live in martinez, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> ama dates is in boston tonight covering the bombing firsthand for us there. today she spoke with aaron's father about the attack and how his young son is doing. >> aaron hern is is an athletic and energetic 11-
-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they
in the hospital in boston. >> reporter: aaron hern 12 years old still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. he is heavily sedated. he has a tube down his throat but he is doing okay. his mother posted an update on facebook last night saying that aaron has opened his eyes a couple of times and that he is communicating with nods that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated obviously with his lack of ability to communicate. so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron went to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon. he has shrapnel wounds to the legs and one is severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. they should know more at the end of the day today. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. this restaurant, rocks on main in martinez, hosted a special dinner last night with all proceeds going to the hern family and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to sport family and the wonderful community w
-year-old aaron hern was cheering on his mom at the end of the race when the bomb went off. his mother katherine hern is okay, but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. please, everyone, have your prayers open, please. he needs all he can get. >> a family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by his parents and some friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> she knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> he's through surgery and has to remain in the hospital for a few days but he's going to be okay. >> she's been getting updates from his mom, including one tonight that said the boy suffered many lacerations, most of which were superficial, exempt for one. katherine hern said aaron will need another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something's been ripped out of my heart. i wish i was there. i wish i could be there to comfort my family and to -- he's okay, that's all i have to think of. >>> and the marathon is also affecting other major s
of the youngest victims is an 11-year-old martinez boy. aaron hern underwent a second surgery today. >> his family tells abc 7 news doctors are optimistic about the wound and will hopefully remove a breathing tube said. his mother says he's starting to remember things when he wakes up. laura anthony joins us where there is huge community support for the family. laura? >> that is right. efforts continue to grow here in martinez. the restaurant behind me is one example of having a fund-raiser tonight throughout the week. people here are lining up to support the herns. a young aaron hern is recovering, the community is doing its part to help the family. mike started a fund raise today for the herns designed to help them with extra expenses and recovery. for next five days 30% of the proceeds from customers mentioning aaron will go to his family. >> we want to raise money for them. and we're a local business and want to help out local people in the community. >> so far, locals are rising to the occasion. >> why do you think it's important the community rally around this young man and family? >> try to
. aaron hern was as the finish line to cheer on his mother, who was running in this year's race. kron4 will tran is live in martinez this morning with the latest on aaron's condition and reaction from friends and family. >> his mother even though she finished the race she stated that on a face but that has been a difficult time and that she wants to get back to her son who is an intensive care. if she will like to send out her thoughts and prayers and that her son will undergo surgery on wednesday and he will be in boston for another seven to 10 days. the doctors will a battle with the situation but it looks like he will not be returning back to the bay area for a few more weeks. here is a statement from the principle of the school. >> the the principles stated that it is a very difficult time and that the family is safe and they will try to return as quickly as possible and to keep your pulse and prayers' with them. >> while the mother took to facebook she stated that her son was not going to lose his leg. which would just keep our fingers crossed. will their reactions from his friend
attack. >> aaron hern, 11-year-old from martinez standing by the finish line when the bombs went off. he was waiting for his mother to complete the race. the bombs went off and he took the worst of it. kristi smith has an update on his current condition including firsthand details coming from aaron's dad. >> reporter: students at martinez junior high are missing one of their own. frank's daughter shares a class with aaron hern. he tried to comfort her the best he could. >> this is life. things like this happen. there are good things and bad things in life. >> he suffered from shrapnel when the bomb exploded at the both marathon. he was there to cheer his mom on, katherine. his dad alan hern and on the "today" so. >> the bomb went off 15 feet from where i was. aaron and friends were much closer. >> reporter: that was when everything changed. fear, confusion, and then finding their son hurt. >> he was scared and obviously in pain. then some people came to help us pretty quickly. i'm not sure who they were. someone brought a tourniquet with a belt to help us. it wasn't bleeding heavily. it
: one of those injured in the blasts was 11 year old aaron hern from martinez. hern was in surgery again this afternoon. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story. he has been in contact with his family. j.r.? >> reporter: the news from the hospital pam is good. the trauma surgeon successfully closed aaron's wounds a matter of hours ago. 11 year old aaron hern was hit with shrapnel when the bombs went off at the end of the boston marathon. he had been waiting with his father and sister for his mother to finish. his father described his injuries on his son's leg as looking like a war wound. well they likely look better than that tonight. the successful surgery means aaron will not need skin grafts. he also hasn't been able to talk because of the breathing tube that is being used. his mother told us earlier today that doctors were hoping to take that out. at this point though that hasn't happened. when aaron does occasionally wake up he uses a touchpad to write what he is thinking. he is starting to remember things as well. he told his mom he was worried about a boy who was next to him be
for what was supposed to be a celebration. 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was right there, cheering on his mom at the end of her race, when the bomb went off. his mother, cathryn hern, is okay. but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers opened. >> reporter: aaron is in the hospital, surrounded by parents and friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate her, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: gaye knows the family through a club. >> he has to remain in the hospital for a few more days, but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she's been getting updates from aaron's mom, including one that says the boy suffered many lacerations. aaron will need yet another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something's been ripped out of my heart. i wish i was there. i wish i could be there to comfort my family. he's okay. that's all i have to think of. >> a lot of people around here consider them family. but, you know,
: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surgery today. he went to boston to cheer his mother as she ran the marathon. he now has shrapnel wounds to the legs. one is severe and will require more surgery and possibly even skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. the restaurant rocks on main in martinez hosted a special dinner also night with all the proceeds going to the hern family and say they will do it every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to support the family and this wonderful community we live in. we have amazing people here and everybody is rallying together to make sure that the herns are taken care of. >> reporter: organizers asked for $5 a plate last night. but people donated what they wanted and some people gave up t
with the bombings. >>> among the more than 100 people injured is a 12-year-old boy from martinez. aaron hern's family remains hospitalized in intensive care. he was hit in the leg by shrapnel while cheering on his mom who was running in the race. >> he's all right. doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers open, please. he needs all he can get. >> aaron has numerous lacerations. the family says all but one are super official. >>> there is heighted security on the buses and transits, that's despite however there are no report of specific threats. let's go to elissa harrington. she is live at balboa park b.a.r.t. station in san francisco. good morning elle e -- elissa harrington. >> reporter: the biggest thing people will notice is an increased presence of police officers, at sporting events, public transportation and by tourist spots and landmarks like the golden gate bridge. bay area cities are on high alert following the bombings in boston. in oakland the police chief ordered twice as many officers. san francisco called in off duty officers as well immediately following news of the
for contra costa county they went to boston as a family to celebrate. >>> 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was cheering on his mom at the end of her race when the bomb went off his mother, is okay but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he is okay, please everyone just have your prayers open. >> reporter: family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by parent and friends. >> they were at the finish line, to congratulate katherine, so they were right there in the center of it. >> reporter: he knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> aaron is through his surgery and he is going to be okay. he has to remain in hospital for a few more days but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she has been getting updates from aaron's mom including one tonight saying he suffered many lacerations many of which were super official except for one. aaron will need yet another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something has been ripped out of my heart. i can't -- [ sobbing ] >> i wish i was there i wish i could be there to comfort my family and -- he is okay. that is all
a family from martinez. 11-year-old aaron hern is in icu tonight as the doctors are stabilizing him for surgery tomorrow. he was just six feet from one of the blasts. waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. aaron's grandmother he said that things were so chaotic the ambulance took him away before the parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, kathryn ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron, because they didn't know where he was. >> aaron's classmates and teachers in martinez junior high school started a collection to help the family pay for medical expenses. a neighborhood family is planning a fundraiser for this coming saturday. his father, is the football coach at the local high school. we invite you to stay here for more reports on the rapidly changing story. we will have more on the morning show, beginning at 4:30 a.m. you can visit the website, for updates. >>> $250,000 if you know who is behind the massive cell phone outage. someone cut fiber optic cables, less than a mile away, someone fired a rifle at a p&ge sta
on the martinez boy who was injured in boston. aaron hern's mother reports on facebook that her 12-year-old son has opened his eyes, a couple of times. she says he has communicated with nods that he is okay, he is comfortable. aaron is due to have surgery sometime today. he is expected to remain in boston for at least another week. >>> some developing news out of washington, d.c. this hour. security is on high alert after the discovery of a suspicious letter addressed to the president. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in the newsroom with what authorities have found so far. >> reporter: initial tests on the letters to president obama indicate the presence of the poison ricin. three questionable packages will be sent to senate office buildings in the last 24 hours and numerous reports of suspicious letters one in michigan, one in arizona and two suspicious letter sent the phoenix office of u.s. senator jeff flake. parts of the building were evacuated but the letters are of no threat. this round of scares comes after two others this week. the suspicious letter a dressed to president obama wa
is just beyond that barricade. tonight the family is at the hospital by aaron's side. aaron hern is usually an athletic 11-year-old but tonight, he's sedated and was with his dad, allen and little sister waiting for mom, catherine to cross the finish line when the first and then second blast went off. >> i saw my daughter. i grabbed her and we ran up the street. >> soon realized aaron wasn't with them. >> i found him on the sidewalk with people that were injured. he was conscious. he talked and said my leg really hurts daddy. he was being brave. >> the family heard from doctors. >> doing well considering there is a major wound but going to be all right. and there is no no bones were broken no, arteries cut. >> law enforcement keeps close watch over boston. police, s.w.a.t. and officers everywhere. but throughout the security people still managed to pay respects to those killed and injured by the explosions. aaron drove to add a flower to the memorial. >> it's shocking being from new york. i know how it s i know how people feel. i just wanted to give support, to help out. >> some
family. i spoke to his father and he tells me how 11-year-old aaron hern is doing after the injuries. he was waiting near the finish line with his father and sister when the bomb went off and he suffered a bomb injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family is well known in this martinez community. aaron's father attended the high school where he is now a teacher and aaron's mother also teaches there. students signed cards for aaron. and his father told me by phone that his son should make a full recovery. >> i am still angry. but when he's on the ground and he has debris on him, it's not something that you expect. it's like being in a war zone, a combat zone. and he's 11 years old and there's a kid next to him that's eight, he's down on the ground and he doesn't look good. >> they did the preliminary clean up where the shrapnel hit him. he had debris that gave him abrasions. they did that ki
to undergo another surgery tomorrow. he was wounded in the blast. 11 -year old aaron hern of martinez, was along the race route , cheering on his mom at the time of the explosion. >> it is heartbreaking that we have to go off and we are not comfortable the we are going to be safe. and i know that president obama will help to try to take care of this for us. he is a bright, athletic cad. please servile sports and does a great in school. please -- several sports and his athletic-- >> >> pam: and tonight -- a community fund raiser was held in the bay area for the 11 year old boy and his family. another fund raiser is planned for saturday. kron four's jeff bush shows you what tonights fundraiser was like. and explains what >> reporter: martinez is a very close knit community. so, when the word went out that the hern family was right there in boston at the time when one of those bombs went off, the owners of the roxx restaurant, here on main street, sprung into action. let's take some video and show you what it looked like inside and you can see the tail end of this fundraiser dinner that
. this little boy, aaron hern, we will talk about him right now. >> he was injured in the boston bombings and has taken a huge step forward is how the family described the recovery, dramatically improving according to his mother. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries while watching his mom finish the marathon. this morning, she says he has been taken off oxygen. the neck brace has been removed and they are looking forward to physical therapy. a half dozen restaurants are holding fundraisers to help the family with spends. >> way to show your support is to share this get well facebook by going to our facebook page. owe news reporter and anchor will continue reporting on latest developments from boston later today on abc7 news. you can follow her instant updates oitter, well. >> from san francisco this moing, the city's annual 190 great quake commoti was disrupt by a bomb square. a security guard founda market street this morning before theht traditional event at the founin forcing organizers to move. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live at the fountain. >> tradition got d
obama dropped by the hospital to visit 11-year-old aaron hern, the martinez boy suffer aid deep thigh wound while watching his mother finish the marathon. his mother tells abc 7 news her son is improving and his neck brace and other tubes have been removed. he's doing well. there is this badge in support of the people of boston. you can find them on our page facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the search for survivors continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40 people dead because many are still macing. -- missing. >> hi, cheryl. >> this is with about b.as closes you can get. there is a mangled tank over there. there has been smoke light bits of smoke coming up. with first light of day the scope could be seen. at what used to be the west texas fertilizer plant. >> good folks here injured and this is a disaster. >> long time west resident was rushing to help with the initial fire in
-old boy from martinez. aaron hern's family says he's hospitalized in intensive care. the youngster was hit in the leg by shrapnel while cheering on his mom who was running the race. >>> some people who were in boston for the marathon are returning back to the bay area, and elissa harrington has been getting some firsthand accounts from travelers arriving in at sfo. she joins us with more. >> hi, as you can imagine, these travelers very shaken up. the first flight from boston arrived just after 10:00. a lot of marathon runners on that plane visibly shaken from what they encountered. >> i couldn't wait to get home and hug my kids. >> a somber homecoming for boston marathon runners arriving at sfo, wearing their hats, t-shirts and medals, including trish and her boyfriend who had finished the race but were near the finish line when the bombs went off. >> all you could do was panic. people started running one way as emt's were going the other way. one knew what was going on. >> you could see ambulance and ambulance rushing down the street and you can
. she is live in boston this evening. >> reporter: i'm told that aaron hern had a two-hour surgery this afternoon here at boston children's hospital, according to a close family friend who was here for that surgery and who traveled with the hern family from martinez here to boston. 11-year-old aaron hern is one step closer to returning home to california. surgeons today successfully closed the wound on his thigh. >> aaron was hit by shrapnel from one of the bombs near the finish line. >> i just can't believe that someone did this to innocent people. >> and i feel horrible for everyone that lost their livings and all the people that have been injured. >> reporter: crowds continued to stop at the bomb site today to pay respects, leaving flowers, t-shirts and messages of hopes, reminders that this too would pass. crowds also gathered around the federal courthouse in boston after word leaked out that a suspect in the case would be taken there. when we called boston police and the fbi to confirm that a suspect was indeed in custody, authorities declined. but later this afternoon, they s
-old martinez boy injured in the bombings is recovering from more surgery. aaron hern suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries while watching his mom finish the marathon. she says his surgery went well and no skin grafts were needed. the family is getting support from several businesses with half a dozen restaurants in martinez holding fundraisers to help the family with medical and travel costs. >> a way do show your support for aaron hern is to share this "get well soon badge" on facebook. >> san francisco police were investigating after their officers shot and killed a man accused of stabbing his own brother-in-law. it happened in the portrero hills neighborhood. the suspect called 9-1-1 to report the stabbing around 9:45 and police got there in minutes of the call and they say the suspect came after them with a hammer. the police chief explains what happened next. >> the officers ordered the person to step his advance and he continues the advance. an officer fired upon the suspects, and 9 suspect went to the ground and this is corroborated by independent witness testimony. >> the
people injured is a 12-year-old boy from martinez, aaron hern's family said he remains hospitalized in intensive care back in boston but his condition has stabilized. the young man was hit in the leg by shrapnel while cheering on his mom who was running the race. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers open, please, he needs all he can get. >> aaron hern suffered lacerations, the family said all but one are superficial. >>> and we're following breaking news right now out of iran. state media is reporting that at least 40 people are dead after a massive quake along the iran-pakistan border. according to the usgs the 7.8 quake was felt as far away as new delhi, dubai and bahrain. >> that's a massive quake. >> it's been ranging from 7.4 to 7.8, but the way they build their homes in that area gives it more rise to more damage and could be more deadly. i would be surprised if death toll doesn't rise. >>> breezy conditions, not as windy as it was yesterday. looks like we're going to see a lot of sunshine again. skies are mostly clear over the bay. in the
and businesses in martinez holding fundraisers for aaron hern's family. the hern family is very well known in this area. they have done a lot for the community. and now it's complete strangers who are asking, what can i do? >> the whole town is rallying around aaron and his family. >> reporter: the patrons have joined the effort to raise money for 11-year-old aaron hern and his family. aaron's leg was hit by a bomb shrapnel at the boston marathon finish line. his mother said he was back in surgery today and doctors are optimistic but he has a fever and the family is worried about infection. their friends and neighbors in martinez don't want them to worry about anything else. >> i just reached out to my community and said, you know, we have to help them. >> reporter: rocks on main raised $5,000 last night with donations still coming in. this weekend seven family owned restaurants will continue the effort. >> it's a small family oriented town. >> reporter: the herns are all about family. both teach at alhambra high where fundraisers are being organized as well as at martinez junior high wher
of 11-year-old aaron hern who was hit by shrapnel waiting for his mother to cross the finish line monday afternoon. >> you know, his hair was sinked he was that close. his, you know, his ear was red. and his eye was swollen. they did a clean up to where the shrapnel hit him he had other abrasions. >> she told us she and her daughter helped find the hospital because her skpairnts sister couldn't get through on the phone line. >> my daughter was in sacramento. skme i called all of the hospitals and got an idea he might be at children's hospital. >> she says the family is grateful for help they're getting at home. >> it's unthinkable what happened. >> the hern's next door neighbor took these portraits of aaron and his sister not long ago. >> he's a super are nice kid, active. intelligent. bright. and sweet, typical big brother. >> like many, the family friend has stepped in to help the family communicate back and forth from boston to the bay area as well as helping raise money for expenses. >> we've had a number of illnesses, tragedies in this city whether you know the family or not. people
to drop it. >>> and an 11-year-old aaron hern out of martinez is able to talk with family members from his intensive care bed at children's hospital in boston. he had more surgery yesterday on his leg that was badly injured in monday's bomb attack during the marathon. also had his breathing tube removed and is on the mend. >>> this morning's commemoration of the 1906 earthquake in san francisco had to be moved out of union square -- or to union square at the last minute because of police timark ar in. so this morning, a hyt that saved an entire neighborhood got another fresh coat of gold paint. >>> we have your traffic and i think you're going to like this weather forecast coming up from brian right after the break. stay right there. , ,, the humble back seat. we believe it can be the most valuable real estate on earth. ♪ that's why we designed our newest subaru from the back seat forward. introducing the all-new, completely restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> good morning. we still have mae n westd om the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. caltr
was injured by one of the two bombs that went off. tonight but aaron hern is in the boston children's hospital. electric joins us with the latest on more aaron's condition. j.r.? ... >> reporter: pam, the concern here is on hand. that is what doctor's operating on now as i speak. this is aaron hern who is 11 years old and in the boston children's hospital. he was finish the marathon with his have hit. he has been sedated quite a bit since the explosion. he hasn't been able to talk because a breathing tube that is still being used. his mother tells harder and harder each time he wakes up to communicate. it's all through a touchpad and its sometimes legible and sometimes not. it's possible that the breathing tube will be taken out today as well. today if a skin graph is needed for the wound on it looks like a war woundstill lots of healing to be done here. family. a number of different fundraisers were announced today as well. yes, there are at least five different businesses in martinez taking donations or donations. right now it inkatha seems that this town is boston terror attacks ahead.but r
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was injured in the explosions is now recovering from a successful surgery according to a family friend. aaron hern has a severe shrapnel wound on his leg in addition to several minor injuries. doctors finally removed a breathing tube yesterday after a second operation and aaron has reportedly spoken a little bit with family members. several businesses in martinez are holding fundraisers to help pay for his care. cbs news will have a special report on the president's remarks in boston at 8:00 this morning our time and as always, we have continuing coverage on kpix 5 and kpix.com. >>> we have some good news this morning because the weather is fantastic. not only today but down the road too i guess, right? >> the bad news is lawrence is not here to deliver are. >> what? >> it's his birthday. >> auspicious day in san francisco! we'll be talking about that later. first what's going on around the bay area this morning. >>> clear skies, light offshore winds as a result. not bad this morning, 40s and 50s. 44 in santa rosa, 52 in san francisco, 47 in san jose, and 45 at livermore. 48 out at travis ai
7 news a bay area boy is among the 115 or more injured. the 12-year-old aaron hern suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg. he will be in the hospital up to 10 days. he is the son of a runner. these pictures frr his mother's facebook page. >> the explosions rocked the country. police agencies from coast to coast are now on heightened alert. the bombs went off near the finish line just seconds apart. about 600 feet from each other. this is video that i will straits the people screaming following the blast and then, a second explosion. all of this taking place on patriot's day, a massachusetts holiday. >> here is the latest on the investigations to this point. investigators talking to some people of interest at some of the hospitals where many were taken but stresses police have no suspects at this time. at the explosion scene, investigators are interviewing victims and searching every backpack left behind. we know who two, small portable devices were used. abc news is reporting 133 people were wounded. >> a number of people witnessed the explosion. security events from here to london are
the marathon when the bomb exploded. we're told young aaron hern in the hospital. shrapnel to the thigh will cause additional surgery. the extent of the damage is not clear. >>> make sure to stay with nbc for all the care in boston. stay up to date on our website, nbcbayarea.com. >> back to that breaking news we told you about at the top of the show in the south bay where vandals attacked pse&g transformers overnight. now we're getting word that officials are asking people in the south bay to conserve energy because of the transformer issue. nbc bay area kris sanchez is live at the scene in san jose with the latest. kris. >> hi there, this is a complicated investigation because the vandals that damaged those five substations -- rather the five transformers at the metcalf substation for pse&g caused a hazardous materials situation, so investigators can't even get inside to figure out what might be the problem. over my shoulder you see some of the transformers there. power is not directly affected. that is no one lost power because of the vanldism but it's rerouted. you and i and all the
to undergo a another surgery today. 11 year-old aaron hern martinez, was near the finish line, cheering on his mother who was running in the race, when he was caught in won the blast. he is in stable condition in the intensive care unit. back here in the bay area, his grandmother says she was shocked to learn what happened to her grandson. >> we are just tried to make the best of this. i know president obama will take care of this. here is a very bright and athletic child that plays football, baseball, and basketball. >> he is unstable condition and the family will remain in boston by his side as the undercover his surgery. the city of martina's is a close-knit community. >> when word went out that one of their own became victims of the boston marathon attack, they sprung into action. the owners of the i am roxx restaurant on main street held a fund- raiser dinner that was supported and promoted by the restaurant. if people from all from martinez came out to support the of hn family and to enjoy the meal. owners of the restaurant say that they stopped counting meals once it hit about 15
in critical condition at boston's children hospital. aaron hern underwent a second round of surgery. his mother reported that doctors closed leg with wounds without having to use skin grafts but the recovery will be long and expensive. a restaurant fund-raiser is underway. we're live with more about that. laura? >> first mother expressed gratitude for support her family is receiving at hope. yes. the fund-raisers in full swing this one going on behind me here. this is to help with expenses and here, he returns home this, is the kpos star restaurant on main street. >> i just this we can feel power less to affect a change but to be able to help a child who has been harmed by events is one way to feel empowered to make a difference. >> now the mike's pizza restaurant is donating part of the proceeds to the hern family and kinder's restaurant. seven will begin fund raising for the family this sunday. businesses are staggering their efforts to make sure they don't compete with one another. there is several other events planned as well. and we're back here, folks settling in for dinner and 100
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role aaron hern, from martinez was in surgery a gain yesterday. we now know the trauma surgeons successfully closed his wounds. he had been waiting with his father insisted cheering on his mother when the bombs when all but the end of the marathon. his father described injuries of his sons leg as looking into a war wound. a successful surgery means that he will not need skin grafts. >> in a story was the only a kron4, a san francisco woman is back, after running the boston marathon. leica carpo was welcomed home by her sister margaret. this is video of the reunited yesterday. margaret actually lives in spain, but happened to be in sampras's go for a business conference. she was able to finish a marathon about half an hour before the bombs exploded. >> this is scary and it is sad and horrible. >> their younger sister a mada also ran the marathon was not injured in the bombings. leica says this is bangladeshi, her sister and friends were not hurt. she added that this will not stop them from running the race in the future. >> the time is 6 3:08 a.m.. we will be right back. >> you
-old aaron hern. his family e mailed thus photo. he was waiting at the finish line to watch his mother cross it when he was severely injured in monday's bombings. his mom tells us her son is dramatically improving. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries. he's now breathing on his own and neck brace and breathing tube have been removed. she says they're looking forward to getting him into therapy. several local fund-raisers are taking place for the family in martinez swrechl a full list on our web site. >> and one way to show your support is to share this get well soon badge on your facebook page by going to our page. >> adidas selling these tee shirts to honor the vips. both have boston stands as one written on them. all proceed goes to the one fund a boston charity created by the mayor and governor to help victims of monday's attack. >> now latest developments out of texas. usa today is reporting the mayor of west texas told them as many as 35 people died from that massive explosion at the fertilizer plant there. >> we do know 10 were first responders. crews are searching for sur
to help the young bombing victim. >> reporter: we are talking about 12-year-old aaron hern. he is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital under sedation and his mother posted on facebook last night that he is doing all right relatively speaking. she says the 12-year-old mass opened his eyes a couple of times and has communicated with nods and that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated with his lack of ability to communicate so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron had gone to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon and he has shrapnel wounds to his legs, one severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. rocks on maine a restaurant here in martinez hosted a special dinner with all proceeds going to the hens and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home with all proceeds going to the herns. >> everything is volunteer and donated. >> reporter: organizeers asked $5 a
. she brought 11-year-old aaron hern some stuffed toys and a medal from the president. the martinez sixth grader is recovering from severe shrapnel wounds to his leg. his family says that he could be out of icu as soon as tomorrow. >>> here again, the men known only as suspects one and two. tips are to be sent to the fbi. you can take a closer look at those pictures on our website, kpix.com. >>> earlier this week, an attack on a bay area substation. and tonight a pretty good indication that someone thinks it could happen again. kpix 5 reporter linda yee is outside a major pg&e facility in fremont where multiple officers are on patrol. linda. >> reporter: well, juliette, gh behind me you can see some of thheavy artillery. police have been here since tuesday when another pg&e substation was attacked by vandals. now, other pg&e facilities are also being fortified. but for security reasons, they are not telling us where or how many. heavily armed police guarded various points around the newark substation and supply yard. patrol cars parked strategically to block anyone from entering the
continues to improve in a boston hospital. aaron hern's mother says her son opened his eyes a couple of times. he was scheduled to have surgery today and may remain in boston for at least a week. the martinez community is holding several fundraisers for aaron at local restaurants and businesses across town. >>> the senate has defeated a bipartisan plan to expand background checks on gun sales. the measure had 54 yes votes, but in truth it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. it of course was backed by president obama. but it faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. the president called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no arguments why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. they started looking for an excuse any solution to vote no. >> reporter: the president pinned the blame on a small minority of republican senators but five democrats also opposed the plan. >> it's a positive step and a good step forward for polic
-old aaron hern's injury affected many in the community. >> yesterday was a difficult day for everyone. it hit home in the community. >> reporter: the owners tell me all of today's proceeds will go to the hern's family to go for expenses while aaron receives treatment. today over the phone, aaron's father says he is doing very well. >> he's doing well tonight, he is resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want him to rest and maintain that. >> he is respected by everyone at the school. everyone likes him. he's a really nice guy. he goes to the practices. >> reporter: aaron's grandmother spoke with us when she stopped by the family home. >> it's heartbreaking that we have to go places and not feel comfortable that we're going to be safe. >> reporter: the owners tell me they raised $5,000 tonight. aaron is expected to under go another surgery tomorrow. the hope is that he can come home in about two weeks in time for his 12th birthday. live in martinez, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and stay with the 10:00 news in seven minutes, reunions today at sfo. we're there
of 11-year-old aaron hern's injury affected many in the community. >> yesterday was a difficult day for everyone. it hit home in the community. >> reporter: the owners tell me all of today's proceeds will go to the hern's family to go for expenses while aaron receives treatment. today over the phone, aaron's father says he is doing very well. >> he's doing well tonight, he is resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want him to rest and maintain that. >> he is respected by everyone at the school. everyone likes him. he's a really nice guy. he goes to the practices. >> reporter: aaron's grandmother spoke with us when she stopped by the family home. >> it's heartbreaking that we have to go places and not feel comfortable that we're going to be safe. >> reporter: the owners tell me they raised $5,000 tonight. aaron is expected to under go another surgery tomorrow. the hope is that he can come home in about two weeks in time for his 12th birthday. live in martinez, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and stay with the 10:00 news in seven minutes, reunions today at sfo.
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